Helen J. (Sositko) Henry Cook
Helen Josephine (Sositko) Henry Cook in about 1940 in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. The daughter of John 'Jan' 'Joannes' and Bronislawa Rosalia "Bertha" (Zlatykanicz) Sositko. The Sositko name also spelled like Susitko and Susidko. Helen was born on January 14, 1915 and baptized January 31, 1915 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Her birth certificate has some incorrect information on it but her baptism record about 2 weeks later has the correct information but with a few misspellings. Helen was married first to George Henry. She married a second time to Fred "Bud" Cook. She had 5 children. Helen died on February 13, 1968.
Helen built airplane parts (wings) during WWII in the early 1940's in Kings Mills or Mason, Ohio. Her son said she worked at an ammunition plant in Kings Mills, Ohio (probably at Peters Cartridge Co/Remington Arms Co) but she also worked with her sister in law, Pauline Sositko on airplanes. Pauline was the riveter and Helen was the bucker. Her daughter, Terry also remembers seeing her mom getting into an airplane in the 1950's from the Butler County Regional Airport (also known as Hogan Field) in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio (near Fairfield Twp). Helen knew shorthand. She was the head cook at Mercy Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. She always gave herself a hair perm (permanent wave) and always wore lipstick. She would give family members perms. Everyone I talked to said Helen was a very nice person and never said anything bad about anyone. She never said an unkind word about anyone or anything.
All of Helen's ancestors were in Poland, Hungary (now Slovakia) and possibly in Austria and Russia (or Ukraine). All of her ancestors were Catholic.
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